Monday, February 6, 2012

Gush, gush, gag.

I co-teach a class with a professor who is absolutely lovely. She is sweet, she is caring, she is generous. She is also ebullient in her praise for her students when they do the smallest little thing. For some reason, this just totally grosses me out. I'm pretty sure that the students recognize that *everyone* is excellent in her eyes, and therefore don't take her praise seriously? Or could it be that they really DO expect that and that by comparison I'm the crotchety grouch? HMMMM. Well, I ain't changin' the way I do it. *GRMPH*

1 comment:

  1. Both types of praise can stimulate ones confidence. The always-there-praise helps keeping a positive attitude towards the work and motivates work. The only-when-really-good-praise however does initiate bursts of hard work and squeezing out every bit of intellect into a really outstanding product, with the help of the talents that are praised.